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Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

IOCELL combines flash drive with VoIP


Some may even call flash drives necessities these days, carrying around fairly substantial amounts of data in such tiny packages. Well, South Korea’s IOCELL has revealed their new PhoneDrive, combining a flash drive with a VoIP headset. The company has announced that the new gadget will be made available to ...

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More Revolution details surface, including price


IGN has revealed more information on Nintendo’s next-generation gaming console, from technical details (like RAM and CPU speed) to a proposed price point. Nintendo has always prided itself in not necessarily providing the most powerful machine, but rather focusing on innovating the industry and (pardon the pun) revolutionizing the world ...

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Nokia’s Blackberry-esque E61


The first impression that most people have of the Nokia E61 is that it looks just like a Blackberry. Teetering in between the realms of a smartphone and a PDA, the E61 runs off of the growing-in-popularity Symbian OS 9.1. The screen is a standard 240×320 landscape, more than adequate ...

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GPS VZ Navigator service now offered by Verizon Wireless


Verizon Wireless is joining the GPS party already attended by Sprint/Nextel, with the launch of its new GPS VZ Navigator service. Verizon has teamed up with Networks in Motion, making use of the company’s AtlasBook software. Using cell phone towers to triangulate your approximate position, your phone then connects to ...

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Solid Alliance releases meh-worthy USB memory stick


You’d expect better from a company that creatively designed USB memory sticks that were shaped like sushi, tempura pieces, miniature helmets, thumbs and sake bottles. Unfortunately, Solid Alliance’s latest product is a generic-looking (some say ugly) USB flash drive, and worse yet, it doesn’t even have MP3 playback capability. What ...

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Samsung and LG to experience huge growth


Motorola and Nokia may be the giants in the industry, but Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics aren’t about to throw in the towel. Quite the contrary, a Korean brokerage firm is predicting that Samsung’s handset shipment will grow to over 120 million units next year, a 17.6% growth from this ...

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Mamiya ZD 22-megapixel DSLR ships in Japan


So, you think you’re hot stuff with your 10 or maybe even 12 megapixel camera? Pfft, you got nothing on Mamiya’s new ZD DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex), sporting a whooping 22-megapixel CCD imaging sensor. Yes, you read right, twenty-two megapixels. Mamiya announced this camera over a year ago, and ...

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Cingular announces LG F7200 with Push-To-Talk


To coincide with their recently launched Push-to-Talk (PTT) service, Cingular has announced that it will be carrying the new LG F7200. The slightly chubby slider phone allows for simple, two-way walkie-talkie capabilities, and comes with a number of standard features like a full 65K color TFT LCD screen, speakerphone, and ...

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Got a camera phone? Get a lens


Sure, camera phones these days are giving far better quality pictures than they have in the past, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a photographer who actually takes their camera phone pics seriously enough to want to implement different lenses. Nonetheless, according to Gizmodo’s technology news site, some Japanese ...

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Mobile phone that prints by Polaroid?


The company that brought us instant photo development in the palm of our hands, just might be implementing the same technology into the rapidly growing mobile phone industry. Although far from being confirmed, information and pictures have leaked out on the internet showing a Polaroid cellular phone with an integrated ...

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Motorola RAZR V3c finds its way to Verizon Wireless


The CDMA version of Motorola’s RAZR V3 will hit Verizon Wireless Communication Stores on December 12, just in time for some good holiday shopping. The EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) ready phone looks just like its GSM cousins, sporting a super sleek thin flip phone design. What sets this particular incarnation apart ...

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Virtu Motorsport phone run over by Boxster


Ever wonder about the truth behind the outlandish marketing claims that companies make sometimes? Well, Vertu Ascent Motorsport has a limited edition cell phone that they claim “can withstand being run over by the very F1 Porsche the design was inspired from.” Well, the people at NY Times had a ...

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Pretec Electronics unveils 2GB miniSD


Memory cards are getting smaller and smaller in size, yet bigger and bigger in capacity. Pretec Electronics Corporation has taken the next logical step in this progression with the announcement of a 2GB miniSD card, the largest storage available in the miniSD format. Pretec is the same company that innovated ...

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